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INTELLICALL INTRODUCES NEW PRODUCT PLATFORM AND ENHANCED SERVICES

 DALLAS, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellicall, Inc. (NYSE: ICL), a leading provider of advanced telecommunications products and services, announced today the introduction of a new family of intelligent pay telephones and call processing, network control and business management systems. The new products and services are fully compatible with and are designed to enhance the capability of the company's installed product base.
 The new product family expands the company's target markets to include foreign telephone companies (PTTs), domestic local exchange carriers, and interexchange and international network service providers.
 These products and services are part of a new strategy for delivery of telecommunications services known as RTSD(TM) (Rapid Telecommunications Services Deployment). RTSD facilitates the worldwide rapid deployment of advanced technology and revenue producing services to public and private telecommunication networks without costly replacement or modification of the existing network facilities. RTSD offers modular expansion of services and capabilities in products ranging from various pay telephones and call processing systems to advanced network-based services.
 William O. Hunt, Intellicall chairman, president and chief executive officer, said, "With RTSD, we can make public telecommunications available at relatively low cost to the service provider without disturbing their existing network facilities. Furthermore, the new products can be rapidly installed in virtually any geographic setting, and because of the modular design the systems can be configured for almost any size application."
 RTSD products include configurable pay telephones and public access terminals. The new lines of intelligent pay telephones will be available with either line-powered or AC-powered capability, depending on the installation. They can be operated with coins, or on a prepaid basis through use of a personal identification number (PIN) or with prepaid microchip or magnetic stripe debit cards.
 An Intelligent Network Platform (INP) is the heart of the RTSD strategy. The INP provides the basis for configurable customer premise call processing systems, interfaces for various network technologies such as wired, wireless (cellular, VHF, UHF) or a combination, and flexible control and switching platforms. The INP contains an advanced computer system, a database, intelligent peripherals such as voice storage and retrieval, a switching matrix, tone and signaling facilities, network interfaces, and optional redundancy.
 When configured with the company's advanced pay telephones, the INP can provide the following services: advanced forms of fraud control; call management, business management, call validation, information management, message delivery and voice mail systems; and public and emergency services. With the INP, the operator of the network can secure the integrity of originating equipment, control calling card usage, and even provide voice signature detection where it is needed.
 Hunt stated, "The fraud control capabilities of the INP are significant. Estimates of historic losses from fraud, particularly on international calls, run into millions of dollars. We don't believe there are any more advanced fraud control capabilities anywhere."
 RTSD and its related products significantly expand Intellicall's market opportunities. Internationally, both public and private networks can utilize the systems and services. Of particular importance are the international PTTs, the equivalent of U.S. local exchange carriers. Intellicall has already announced its bid acceptance, in Argentina, to provide 9,000 such pay telephones upon successful completion of field tests this summer. The company has also responded to tenders in other foreign countries and believes its new products are being well received. In the United States, the company will soon begin marketing directly to local exchange carriers.
 In addition to its new product family, Intellicall also announced enhancements to certain existing products. Intellicall said it has added bilingual capability to its proprietary Check(asterisk)Mate(TM) systems operating in inmate facilities, and now offers international coin calling with significantly enhanced fraud control capabilities.
 Intellicall, Inc. markets advanced telecommunications technologies on a worldwide basis. The company's products and services include network and customer premise equipment such as intelligent pay telephones; database access services; and call processing, network control and business management systems. Intellicall markets its products to private pay telephone and network operators, domestic local exchange carriers, international PTTs, and interexchange and international network service providers. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ICL and is listed in alphabetical quotations as Intellicall or Intelcal.
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 /CONTACT: John Carradine of Intellicall, 214-416-0022; or Clyde Hopkins of Hopkins & Associates, Inc., 214-754-0990, for Intellicall/
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